It all started when my father and I began reading ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. I was surprised to hear so many children live without enough food to eat. I asked my Dad if we could ‘Give these kids some food?’.
Together we decided to make and sell some home-made gifts to raise money for a local children’s food donation programme who provide school lunches to kids who would otherwise go hungry – Eat My Lunch.
My parents encouraged me to “think big”, so this all started with the aim of providing lunches to 100 children – 3 or 4 classrooms worth of children. This would need $500, a big ambitious aim for a 6 year old. Or so we thought…
By the end of 2018, after 9 month work and two different art projects, we had blown well past that original $500 aim, raising $1150. Sticking to our ‘think big’ approach, I’ve told Mum and Dad I’d like to aim for $10,000, with another $2,000 being our aim for 2019.